No Sugar Added Banana Bread

A blog I read, Healthy Girl & the City, posted a ridiculously awesome looking banana bread recipe today, so of course I had to go and make some. The recipe I chose has no added sugar (sweetened with honey – my favoriteeeeee). and it is just wonderful! The problem is only eating one slice…

No Sugar Added Banana Bread

from Cookie+Kate

No Sugar Added Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted (or coconut oil)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional, i just love this spice so much!)
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour*
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour*
  • 3/4 cup almond flour*
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup hot water

*you can use whatever flours you want. I am sick of how many calories are in almond flour, so I didn’t replace all the whole wheat with almond, just some, but I paid for it in my carbs!

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a bread loaf pan.
  2. Mix honey and melted butter together until combined. Add eggs 1 at a time.
  3. Mix in bananas, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice (optional).
  4. Add in flours
  5. Mix 1 tsp baking soda + 1/4 cup hot water together (it bubbles up and is so cool!), then add to batter and stir until combined.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for 50-60 minutes, or until  a knife comes out of the center clean.

….and, that’s it! I am in love with combining almond flour and coconut flour to recipes. You don’t even need to add extra liquid because the almond flour is so dense and moist. Yum!

Loaf cut into 10 slices — 250 calories // 30 g carbs // 13 g fat // 6 g protein

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Yesterday I decided trail running is not for me. I went with a Meet Up Group, and even though it was super fun and a super hard work out…it’s not my cup of tea! I may or may not have tripped over a log and fallen flat on my face. Well, not flat on my face, since I actually have red/swollen knees =)

Aside from falling, I really just didn’t enjoy it. I like running because of the monotony of it — one foot in front of the other, mile after mile. I love having my brain set on ‘roaming‘ and just thinking and planning….but with trail running, you have to watch every step to make sure you don’t trip over a branch, get bit by a snake, hit a patch of poison ivy, or jump over a log. I just can’t handle the pressure! I’ll stick to my paved paths and roads, thank you.

 

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